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Old 10-05-2010, 05:42 PM  
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Default Can carpet be installed with this flooring gap?

When we purchased our home, we asked the builder to build an extra room for us in the attic. He had already installed 1/2" OSB in part of this space to be used for storage. From the looks of it, he laid 2x4s on top of the 1/2" OSB, then installed the 3/4" sub floor.

The walls were not built on top of the subfloor but rather around the edge of the subfloor. The 3/4" subfloor is flush with the top of the bottom plate of the walls. Around most of the room, the subfloor sits right up to the bottom plate, without a gap.

However, at the door, there is a gap between the wall and the subfloor. Across the width of the door, the gap ranges in width from 1/2" to 7/8". Attached are a couple of pictures.

What I'd like to know is, will the carpet installer be able to install with this big of a gap? Or do I need to cut out part of the subfloor and install a new piece of 3/4" that closes the gap? Or is there a better solution?

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Old 10-06-2010, 05:52 AM  
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Cut it back to make the carpet have something stable to sit on, otherwise it may cause issues down the road if it gets punctured or loosens up.
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Do you plan on wrapping the stairnose with carpet?
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